The Baltimore Sun, 1997-2001: Arts and Entertainment editor. Managed arts coverage.
The Los Angeles Times, 1995-1997: Travel Special Projects Editor, responsible for 10 themed sections a year and two glossy magazines. Wrote numerous travel stories and twice-monthly column of book reviews.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, 1979-1995: Assistant Features Editor, Features Editor, Assistant Managing Editor/Features. As AME/Features supervised staff of 50-60, and 10 feature sections. From 1992-1994, conceived, led and edited projects which resulted in 11 Pulitzer Prize nominations.
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 1975-1979: Copy Editor, News Editor.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise, 1970-1975: News Editor, Assistant City Editor, Music Columnist.
Adjunct Professor of Journalism: Georgetown University, 2002-2004; Washington and Lee University, 2007; Randolph College, 2006-2010; Hollins University, 2006-2010.
Student Newspaper Advisor: Hollins University, 2006-2010; Randolph College, 2006-2010.
Fiction Writing: The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md., 2001-2003.
Winner, Society of American Travel Writers 1994 silver medal for best newspaper story, foreign travel.
Named best travel writer (newspapers) 1993 by Pacific Asian Travel Association.
Published freelance travel articles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Detroit Free-Press, and many other newspapers.
"Shenandoah Summer," 2004, Warner Books.
"Thief of Words," 2003, Warner Books.
B.A. University of California, Riverside: Political science, English literature.